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All 6 Menemsha Restaurants

The Bite

29 Basin Road, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
508 645 9239
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Menemsha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a little stand near the little fishing village of Menemsha. There are not a lot of places nearby to go for lunch. There are two or three picnic tables nearby to eat on - it's not fancy. My wife and I split a medium order of fried shrimp. I 'd say it was the best fried shrimp I've... More

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved the fried clams, glad we got the large order. The clam chowder was good also. Seating is shared at picnic tables so you become acquainted with others.

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Rochester, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a small take out place with a few tables attached outdoors. We had been told they had the best fried clams anywhere. I have to say that I fancy myself a fried clam expert, having grown up in Boston and having spent time enjoying fried clams over the past 50 years. The clam chowder was spectacular but the... More

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fried deliciousness! Seriously. If you're wanting to indulge, you can't go wrong grabbing some grub from The Bite! The Mac n Cheese bites are the most delicious little gooey bites of heaven ever! No joke, I've had dreams about them. And this place serves the BEST fried clams! Seriously, just go. Eat it...you'll know the amazingness yourself!

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A charming little roadside shack with plenty of personality serves up traditional seafood (and other selections) to go! We ordered some clam chowder and Diet Coke, walked across the street to the fishing harbor, found a spot to perch, and had a delightful "fast food" lunch with a million dollar view. The chowder was full of good-sized clams and all... More

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The Deep South
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delightful spot for fried seafood. We got the most beautiful fish & chips and clam bellies. We managed to get there right at noon and put in our order before the hordes descended. This place is very popular in summer. Almost as soon as we sat down to eat, dozens of people showed up, so we had to share our... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This tiny little seafood shack has the best fried clams I have had on the Cape or Islands. Giant clams with big bellies, lightly battered and piping hot-- delicious! The Bite has fried seafood and chowder to go to take to the beach at Menemsha. The beach, fried fish, life is good and definitely worth the trip.

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved everything we ordered. Worth the wait we endured. Fried this, fried that, fried mmm mmm mmm! Wish we ordered more to go!

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Second trip to mv, got in car and told hosts, i only have one agenda item, go get fried clams at the Bite. They come out piping hot. Huge. Fresh. Salty and sweet. Reminds me of fried clams with my grandfather when I was a little kid. Got some chowder for later, couldn't believe a little shack could make it... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If u are looking for a bite to eat well u have to stop at this little place that serves certainly one of the best clam's shower in New England as well as friend oysters, fried clam's and fried scallops... U got it right they like to fry to perfection there! Enjoy.

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